By Vicky Anscombe on 07 March 2016

What do I need to know?

Even though this is an event born from Snowbombing’s success, Transition has developed its own individual vibe. From humble beginnings it’s done well, as it’s known for drawing in crowds of up to 3,000 people, who just want to enjoy a beer, ski all day, and dance until dawn.

The line-up for 2016 is currently unknown, but if previous years are anything to go by, there’ll be a first-class selection of acts performing across a variety of stages for six days and nights. Make sure you get plenty of sleep before you coming here, as there won’t be much time for rest once you arrive.

Last year, the Ride & Seek pro snowboarder competition proved hugely popular with snowboarders looking to make a name for themselves. There were pool parties with the newest, most influential DJs, mountain terrace bashes and woodland raves. Can you afford to miss out?

Of course, with all this excitement going on, your attention may wander from time to time - and you might fall off your skis! If that’s the case, Columbus Direct’s skiing insurance will there to look after you, your family and your friends.

Transition festival Avoriaz

When is it?

December 2016 (dates are to be announced - keep an eye on the Transition website and its social media accounts).

Where is it?

Avoriaz, France.

How much are tickets?

Ticket prices haven’t been confirmed yet, but last year’s tickets started at around £99 (with a booking fee), so you’re looking at the cheapest packages starting at around here. The festival organisers normally provide a range of different festival ticket options to suit all types of budgets.

A full package includes returns flights from the UK, six nights accommodation, your lift pass and your wristband for the festival. If you’re a local, don’t worry - unlike other ski and snow festivals, Transition offers a ‘wristband-only’ option.

How would you describe the atmosphere?

Transition is the place where adventure meets mystery - and it’s also the perfect place to meet unfamiliar faces, as locals are also able to attend. This is the place where intimate night-clubs, strobe-lit raves, pool parties, hidden outdoor stages, fun-filled disco battles and all-night pop up parties co-exist side by side.

You might be fooled into believing that this is a place for teenagers and those in their twenties - however, this isn’t true. Transition is one of the most welcoming, accepting winter sports festivals in the world. Look out for the weathered-looking ravers dancing alongside the school leavers, and if you’re observant, you may spot some mums and dads with their kids.

Transition festival Avoriaz

What are people saying?

‏@damonj480 “Take me back ! #transitonsnow #avoriaz @Transition_snow”

‏@gavinwo0 “Final meal before leaving. Big up to @Transition_snow for the hospitality and the vibes. Been a great week. #avoriaz”

@Matt_E15 “Today is the day! Absolutely buzzing for @Transition_snow #SkiTrip2015 #avoriaz”

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